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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject [VOTE] Graduate OpenJPA to a Top Level Project
Date Wed, 09 May 2007 05:45:45 GMT
Dear Incubator,

The OpenJPA podling respectfully requests the Incubator to consider  
its graduation to a Top Level Project. Please vote on recommending  
the attached draft board resolution.

The vote will end in 72 hours, 2300 hours PDT Friday 11-May-2007.

[ ] +1 Recommend to the board to establish Apache OpenJPA
[ ] -1 Do not recommend establishing Apache OpenJPA because...

Over the past several months the OpenJPA community has grown from a  
single large donation to a diverse community of contributors and  
users. OpenJPA meets the technical requirements for diversity, with  
committers from three and PPMC members from four independent  

Committers from other Apache projects have not only used the  
incubating releases as dependencies in their projects but provided  
patches to OpenJPA as well.

The OpenJPA community prepared and voted out two releases performed  
by different release managers.

The community readily agreed on the bike-shed issues of code  
formatting and indentation, and there has been no resurrection of  
these issues. The community had issues with commit-then-review versus  
review-then-commit and resolved them win-win. Most recently, a public  
issue regarding the proposed charter of the TLP was resolved.

During the process of incubation, the PPMC learned how to govern  
itself, voting in new committers and PPMC members.

Mentors offered invaluable advice and assistance in getting the  
project set up and organized.

The status file for OpenJPA can be found at: 

The incubator checklist web page for OpenJPA can be found at: http://

Establish the Apache OpenJPA project

        WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
        interests of the Foundation and consistent with the
        Foundation's purpose to establish a Project, to be known as
        Apache OpenJPA, related to the implementation of
        object persistence, including, but not limited to,
        Java Persistence API, for distribution at no charge to the  

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
        Committee (PMC), be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws
        of the Foundation; and be it further

        RESOLVED, that the OpenJPA PMC be and hereby is charged with
        the creation and maintenance of Apache OpenJPA;
        and be it further

        RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache OpenJPA"  
be and
        hereby is created, the person holding such office to serve at
        the direction of the Board of Directors as the chair of the
        OpenJPA PMC, and to have primary responsibility for  
management of
        the projects within the scope of responsibility of the Apache  
        PMC; and be it further

        RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and
        hereby are appointed to serve as the initial members of the
        OpenJPA PMC:

        Geir Magnusson Jr.          <>
        Patrick Linskey             <>
        Craig Russell               <>
        Kevin Sutter                <>
        Abe White                   <>
        Marc Prud'hommeaux          <>

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Craig Russell
        be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache OpenJPA,  
to serve
        in accordance with and subject to the direction of the Board of
        Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until death,
        resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification, or until
        a successor is appointed; and be it further

        RESOLVED, that the initial OpenJPA PMC be and hereby is tasked
        with the migration and rationalization of the Apache Incubator
        OpenJPA podling; and be it further

        RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
        Incubator OpenJPA podling and encumbered upon the Apache  
        PMC are hereafter discharged.

Craig Russell

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